speedtest – from command line

This one is pretty straightforward. If you want to see how fast your internet is without having to open up Chrome, speed-test is for you.

This is a tool I use quite frequently and always like to have in my back pocket just so that I don’t have to chew up additional resources from Chrome. Also, it’s pretty cool to do it in the terminal.

How to install

If you haven’t already got Node.js, then download that first, then run:

npm install --global speed-test


This is pretty simple too.

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The Silver Searcher – A Code Searching Tool for Programmers

The Silver Searcher is a free and open source, cross platform source code searching tool similar to ack (a grep-like tool for programmers) but faster. It runs on Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems.
The major difference between the silver searcher and ack is that the former is designed for speed, and benchmark tests prove that it is indeed faster.
If you spend a lot of time reading and searching through your code, then you need this tool. It aims at being fast and ignoring files that you don’t want to be searched.
Visit https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher to see how to install and use the tool.

ag test /Dropbox/code
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vtop – A Terminal Activity Monitor

Command-line tools like “top” make it difficult to see CPU usage across multi-process applications (like Apache and Chrome), spikes over time, and memory usage. Vtop is a free and open-source activity monitor for the command line. It’s written in node.js and can be easily extended.

How to install

If you haven’t already got Node.js, then download that first, then run:

sudo npm install -g vtop


This is pretty simple too.


It is quite a cool application to have in our tool chest.

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Free alternative to Dropbox for as many device you want

Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it’s transmitted over the internet.
It is available for Mac, PC, Linux and Android. Head to https://syncthing.net/downloads/ to download your free copy today.

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Falcon SQL editor with inline data visualization

Falcon is a free, open-source SQL editor with inline data visualization. It currently supports connecting to RedShift, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, Impala, MS SQL, Oracle, SQLite and more. It is a easy to use editor with built in graphs check out I am sure you will love it.
Download Falcon for Mac OS
Download Falcon for Windows
Download Falcon for Linux
For more Visit https://github.com/plotly/falcon.

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Azure Data Studio open source client to connect Microsoft SQL

Azure Data Studio is a data management tool that enables you to work with SQL Server, Azure SQL DB and SQL DW from Windows, macOS and Linux.

Some of the Feature Highlights

  • Cross-Platform DB management for Windows, macOS and Linux with simple XCopy deployment
  • SQL Server Connection Management with Connection Dialog, Server Groups, Azure Integration and Registered Servers
  • Object Explorer supporting schema browsing and contextual command execution
  • T-SQL Query Editor with advanced coding features such as autosuggestions, error diagnostics, tooltips, formatting and peek definition
  • Query Results Viewer with advanced data grid supporting large result sets, export to JSON\CSV\Excel, query plan and charting
  • Management Dashboard supporting customizable widgets with drill-through actionable insights
  • Visual Data Editor that enables direct row insertion, update and deletion into tables
  • Backup and Restore dialogs that enables advanced customization and remote filesystem browsing, configured tasks can be executed or scripted
  • Task History window to view current task execution status, completion results with error messages and task T-SQL scripting
  • Scripting support to generate CREATE, SELECT, ALTER and DROP statements for database objects
  • Workspaces with full Git integration and Find In Files support to managing T-SQL script libraries
  • Modern light-weight shell with theming, user settings, full-screen support, integrated terminal and numerous other features

It is available for all 3 platforms Windows, Mac and Linux you can download it from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/azure-data-studio/download-azure-data-studio

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New Terminal for Windows

The Windows Terminal and Windows Console have been made open source and you can clone, build, run, and test the code from the repository on GitHub: https://github.com/Microsoft/Terminal
You will now be able to open any number of tabs, each connected to a command-line shell or app of your choice, e.g. Command Prompt, PowerShell, Ubuntu on WSL, a Raspberry Pi via SSH, etc. This summer in 2019, Windows Terminal previews will be released to the Microsoft Store for early adopters to use and provide feedback.

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Sejda Productive PDF software that you'll love to use

Merge files into one PDF
Visually combine and reorder pages, merge multiple PDF files. Alternate and mix odd and even page from separate files.
Split PDF files
Split documents by pages. Extract separate documents. Split by size, bookmarks or text occurrences. Divide two page layout scans
Convert PDF files to Office and image formats
Convert PDF files to Word, Excel and to image. Convert images to PDF file
Compress PDF
Reduce the size of PDF files. Optimize images and other resources
Edit PDF files
Add, edit or move text in your PDF. Change the font type, size and style. Insert, reorder, move or delete pages.
Add signature, highlight text and shapes
Apply PDF passwords and restrictions
Add copy and edit protection to a PDF. Include a password to protect your PDF from unapproved access
Watermark PDF
Add image or text watermark to PDF documents
Grayscale PDF
Convert PDF text and images to grayscale
Crop PDF
Trim PDF margins, adjust visible page area, change PDF page size
Its free but come with some restrictions like Docs up to 50Mb and 200 pages, Compress files up to 100Mb and Images up to 5Mb still it is worth it. Download it from https://www.sejda.com/desktop. It is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux

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An effective launcher for windows

A full-featured launcher, access programs, and web contents as you type. Be more productive ever since.
Quick Start program and local files without leaving your keyboard, automatic sorting based on usage.
Search the web by prefixing your search with keywords like wikig. Add your own web searches in Wox’s setting window to make them meet your daily needs.
Match Wox to your desktop. Create your own themes by choosing colors, fonts, sizes and more.
Wox is free for use and open-sourced at Github, Try it now! https://github.com/Wox-launcher/Wox/releases

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How to Speed up your PC

Check out a free tool called PC Decrapifier that helps remove programs, unnecessary startup items that can slow down your PC.
It takes you to step by step, giving you recommendations on what to remove, many of which can be removed unattended. Nothing is removed without your approval. We show you the list before anything is removed.
Click here to download.

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